Daring Fireball: Subscribed.

I ponied up the $29 and bought a subscription to Daring Fireball.

I was thinking about John Gruber’s adventures into trying to make a living through self publication. A ballsy move. I want him to succeed.

However, I did not buy a subscription because of that. There is no point in purchasing something because the idea is good if the resulting product is sub-par with no signs of improvement.

No — I bought a subscription because John’s product is worth the $29. Not only is he a good writer, but he actually investigates the subject at hand. Many so called professional journalists don’t do anywhere near as much research as Gruber.

DF also helps me with my day job. Gruber’s technical analysis of various subjects often provide clues or sparks ideas that improve the work that I do. Bugs have been filed after reading a DF post.

All that, and he is a damned entertaining writer, too.

2 Responses to “Daring Fireball: Subscribed.”

  1. Andy Lee says:

    Just now I bought a t-shirt. I had been enjoying the free non-subscriber content just fine. But your blog post got me thinking, and the latest DF article, “The Last Pixel,” pushed me over the edge. I have spent more for a year of public radio, and I rarely turn the radio on any more. But I always read, enjoy, and benefit from John’s articles.

  2. bbum’s weblog-o-mat » Blog Archive » Daring Fireball on the supposed Mac Wireless Vulnerability says:

    […] Update: I agree with someone who said that Gruber needs an editor. While long and generally full of content, there is probably about 30% of the word count that could be shaved while preserving both the quality and humor of the content. Still, good writing and I’m happy to have my $30 classic DF shirt! […]

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